2020 NCAA DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll – Week 6

NEW ORLEANS – Race day is getting closer!

We are less than two weeks out from the rescheduled 2020 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on March 15 at the Oklahoma State Cross Country Course. The action in Stillwater, Oklahoma will be televised on ESPNU and through the ESPN App in a joint effort between the USTFCCCA and ESPN.

We will have a special NCAA Division I Women’s National Coaches’ Poll on Friday, March 5 – a day in which 11 conference championships are scheduled.

Let’s see what has happened since the last National Coaches’ Poll release on February 17.

NCAA Division I — Women's Cross Country
This Week's National Top Five
Arkansas
BYU
New Mexico
NC State
Stanford
1
Arkansas
2
BYU
3
New Mexico
4
NC State
5
Stanford
Cross Country Polls & Rankings

Arkansas and BYU remain at No. 1 and No, 2, respectively, and were the only teams in the top-5 that didn’t change. No. 3 New Mexico improved a spot to bump No. 4 NC State down, while Stanford moved to No. 5 to round out our top teams in Week 6.

BYU cemented its spot at No. 2 after winning the team title at the West Coast Conference Championships with 28 points. The Cougars placed four runners in the top-7, and their fifth in 11th, as BYU rolled to its third straight team title. Aubrey Frentheway and Anna Camp finished in second and third, respectively.

New Mexico returned to the grass circuit in their first race of the cross country season, claiming a team victory at the Battle Born Collegiate Challenge over second place Stanford, 60-85.

The Lobos’ saw two women place in the top-10 in Las Vegas: Adva Cohen was the first to cross in sixth place, while Gracelyn Larkin served as the Lobo’s second runner in tenth. The rest of the pack wasn’t far behind, as New Mexico had its remaining scoring contingent finish 12-15-17 to seal the win.

The Cardinal had a 1-2 punch at Battle Born in Ella Donaghu and Zofia Dudek, with Donaghu earning the individual win in 19:44.1. Dudek crossed the finish in 19:49.0.

No. 9 Northern Arizona was the biggest mover in the top-10 thanks to a 7 spot improvement. The Lumberjacks finished third in the team standings at Battle Born with 100 points. Taryn O’Neill paced Northern Arizona with her third place finish in 19:55.6.

Two teams each improved by 4 spots in the National Coaches’ Poll following what transpired at the WCC Cross Country Championships. No. 24 Portland finished runner-up to BYU with 49 points, while No. 26 San Francisco was in third with 68 points.

Portland had three runners to finish in the top-10, including the individual champion. Anna Pataki took home top honors as she covered the 6k course in 19:56.0.

San Francisco placed two women in the top-10 to lead their scoring contingent. MacKenzie Yanek and Eve Jensen paced the Dons with their fourth and ninth place finishes, respectively.

No. 30 Wisconsin was the lone new addition to the top-30 in Week 6.

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I
Women's Cross Country National Coaches' Poll

2020 Week 6 - March 3rd

RANK TEAM & INFOPTSCHANGE
1 arkansas ARKANSAS
South Central Region (1)
SEC (1)
Lance Harter (31st)
327
(9 fpv)
◀▶
(LW: 1)
2 byu BYU
Mountain Region (2)
WCC (1)
Diljeet Taylor (5th)
308 ◀▶
(LW: 2)
3 new-mexico NEW MEXICO
Mountain Region (1)
Mountain West (1)
Joe Franklin (14th)
306
(1 fpv)
▲ 1
(LW: 4)
4 nc-state NC STATE
Southeast Region (1)
ACC (1)
Laurie Henes (15th)
303
(1 fpv)
▼ 1
(LW: 3)
5 stanford STANFORD
West Region (1)
Pac-12 (1)
J.J. Clark (2nd)
280 ▲ 1
(LW: 6)
6 colorado COLORADO
Mountain Region (4)
Pac-12 (2)
Mark Wetmore (26th)
264 ▼ 1
(LW: 5)
7 michigan-state MICHIGAN STATE
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten (1)
Lisa Breznau (1st)
261 ◀▶
(LW: 7)
8 michigan MICHIGAN
Great Lakes Region (1)
Big Ten
Mike McGuire (29th)
241 ◀▶
(LW: 8)
9 northern-arizona NORTHERN ARIZONA
Mountain Region (3)
Big Sky (1)
Michael Smith (4th)
222 ▲ 7
(LW: 16)
10 minnesota MINNESOTA
Midwest Region (1)
Big Ten (2)
Sarah Hopkins (8th)
221 ◀▶
(LW: 10)
11 boise-state BOISE STATE
West Region (2)
Mountain West (2)
Corey Ihmels (8th)
219 ◀▶
(LW: 11)
12 washington WASHINGTON
West Region (4)
Pac-12 (3)
Maurica Powell (3rd)
212 ▼ 3
(LW: 9)
13 alabama ALABAMA
South Region (1)
SEC (2)
Dan Waters (10th)
195 ▼ 1
(LW: 12)
14 furman FURMAN
Southeast Region (3)
SoCon (1)
Robert Gary (9th)
177 ◀▶
(LW: 14)
15 georgia-tech GEORGIA TECH
South Region (2)
ACC (2)
Alan Drosky (28th)
169 ▼ 2
(LW: 13)
16 illinois ILLINOIS
Midwest Region (2)
Big Ten (3)
Sarah Haveman (3rd)
161 ▼ 1
(LW: 15)
17 indiana INDIANA
Great Lakes Region (3)
Big Ten (4)
Ron Helmer (14th)
152 ◀▶
(LW: 17)
18 florida-state FLORIDA STATE
South Region (3)
ACC (3)
Kelly Phillips (6th)
142 ◀▶
(LW: 18)
19 duke DUKE
Southeast Region (2)
ACC (4)
Rhonda Riley (5th)
130 ◀▶
(LW: 19)
20 georgetown GEORGETOWN
Mid-Atlantic Region (1)
Big East (1)
Mitchell Baker (1st)
98 ◀▶
(LW: 20)
21 portland PORTLAND
West Region (3)
WCC (2)
Ian Solof (19th)
90 ▲ 4
(LW: 25)
22 oklahoma-state OKLAHOMA STATE
Midwest Region (3)
Big 12 (4)
Dave Smith (12th)
62 ◀▶
(LW: 22)
23 iowa-state IOWA STATE
Midwest Region (4)
Big 12 (1)
Amy Rudolph (3rd)
60 ▼ 2
(LW: 21)
24 oregon-state OREGON STATE
West Region (6)
Pac-12 (4)
Louis Quintana (4th)
57 ▲ 3
(LW: 27)
25 ole-miss OLE MISS
South Region (4)
SEC (3)
Ryan Vanhoy (8th)
50 ▲ 3
(LW: 28)
26 san-francisco SAN FRANCISCO
West Region (5)
WCC (3)
Tim Riley (1st)
46 ▲ 4
(LW: 30)
27 ohio-state OHIO STATE
Great Lakes Region (4)
Big Ten (5)
Khadevis Robinson (5th)
45 ▼ 1
(LW: 26)
28 west-virginia WEST VIRGINIA
Mid-Atlantic Region (2)
Big 12 (3)
Sean Cleary (14th)
41 ▲ 1
(LW: 29)
28 texas TEXAS
South Central Region (2)
Big 12 (2)
PattiSue Plumer (3rd)
41 ▼ 5
(LW: 23)
30 wisconsin WISCONSIN
Great Lakes Region (5)
Big Ten (6)
Mackenzie Wartenberger (2nd)
40
(LW: RV)

Also Receiving Votes: Oregon 31, Connecticut 30, Providence 29, Utah 14, Boston College 14, Air Force 13, California Baptist 11, North Carolina 11, Weber State 9, Penn State 8, Colorado State 8, Syracuse 7, Tulsa 6, Villanova 4

Dropped Out: No. 23 Providence

USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country

2020 Rankings & Polls Calendar
COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts
The NCAA Division I National Championsips have been rescheduled to be held on March 15, 2021.
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